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#Colm Burke

# colm-burke - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'

The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.

# colm-burke - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Drug that reduces the urge to drink alcohol to be available from HSE

The drug is aimed at people who drink the equivalent of half a bottle of wine or three pints every day.

# colm-burke - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Nurses 'demoralised again' as HSE gains 11% more senior managers in four years

The number of nurses fell in the same period by almost 3%.

# colm-burke - Monday 21 July, 2014

HSE accepts that hiring staff internally without interview isn't "desirable"

A senator had called for a review of how the HSE hires internally.

# colm-burke - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# colm-burke - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Seanad to debate law on management of missing persons' estates

Fine Gael senator Colm Burke said the legislation would provide clarity for the families of those who have gone missing.

# colm-burke - Friday 9 August, 2013

The Seanad is coming back on 20 August to debate transplant legislation

Minister for Health James Reilly had best not book any holidays…

# colm-burke - Friday 26 July, 2013

Agency contracts for junior doctors could cost €21 million this year

The Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on health says that Ireland has been ‘over-reliant’ on foreign doctors.

# colm-burke - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Survey: Majority of medical students plan to leave Ireland after internships

A Fine Gael senator says we need a national debate to figure out why young trainee doctors are so keen to emigrate.